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Discover London by bike this autumn

The days are getting shorter, colder and you’re finding yourself retreating into your cosy couch more and more. Well summer might be over but there are a lot of fun things to explore in London this autumn and so we wanted to compile a Time Out-esqe list with a cycling spin. Below we’ve listed bunch […]

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London in the spotlight for an urban cycling lifestyle documentary

This week, I went along to a Cycle Speed Dating event at Look Mum No Hands!, with a roped-in supportive friend and my Dutch bicycle Millie in tow. Cyclists looking for love in Lycra came together at Lmnh Kitchen, to follow the usual speed dating format of spending a few minutes chatting with each potential […]

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Why I went on a night cycle across London

Cycling at any time of the day is wonderful, but in London a serene night ride tops peak-hour pedalling for me. And as the days are getting shorter and our cycle shorts are getting longer, this seems like a fitting opportunity to write about it. I travelled from Putney Bridge to Turnpike Lane last week, […]

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London’s triathlon clubs – A quick guide

So, you’ve signed up for a triathlon – that’s awesome. If this is your first time doing a triathlon, or if you’ve recently moved to a new area in London, you’ll probably be looking for a club to train with. This comprehensive guide will group triathlon clubs based on where they are located in the […]

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Dating for cyclists in London – what to look for?

We’ve looked at popular London cycing clubs and we’ve shared our guide to finding a cycling buddy. But what if you are looking for love? We take a look at a speed dating event designed for cyclists. Look Mum No Hands! recently teamed up with Cycle Speed Dating to hold a ‘Date & Ride’ event. Single cyclists […]

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Getting back on the bike after an injury

Earlier this year, I came off my bike after swerving out of the way of a small child on an icy patch of concrete. I managed to cycle away very slowly and shaken up. I had pulled a muscle in my leg pretty badly but nothing was broken and I lived to tell the tale […]

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A cyclist’s first signs of Spring

I somehow survived my first winter as a cyclist. It was a long slog of navigating through icy roads in the darkness and ensuring visibility by dressing like a Christmas tree wrapped in tinsel and fairy-lights. The month of March marks the start of Spring but you probably have the extortionate central heating bills and […]

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3 Additions to Make Google Maps Perfect for Cyclists

Ever since Google Maps added directions for cyclists, I’ve been a very regular user. Google Maps does a fairly good job of choosing a bike friendly route and it’s a pretty good interface. However, as a cyclist and someone who likes to complain about things, there are a few additions I’d love to see. Elevation […]

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HeyGreenGO – A new way to meet fellow cyclists

One of the most common questions I get asked is: “How do I meet fellow cyclists?”. It seems many of us want to socialise beyond our current friendship groups, but we don’t really know exactly how to go about it. Despite feeling a little awkward at first, it’s a worthwhile pursuit as we can find […]

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How to Save a Life – First Aid Training With The British Red Cross

In the past I have read stories of normal people saving lives with first aid on their way to work. Someone collapses on the train you are on, or starts choking on their blueberry breakfast muffin. Or, as a cycle commuter, the worst happens and you witness a fellow cyclist in a crash. I like […]

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The Cycling Store and Goodordering profile

This week we bring you a profile of two companies who have joined forces in an effort to help people cycle in style: Goodordering and The Cycling Store. I met with Naomi, of Hackney St Cloud, and Jacqui of Goodordering at their lovely pop-up shop in Hackney. The current shop is open for the rest […]

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Bicycle insurance – small print to consider

My favourite pass time is reading the small print – said nobody ever. As we’ve covered some of the top bicycle insurance providers previously, we thought we’d take a little time to highlight some of the main points to pay attention to. We can’t know the ins and outs of all insurance providers, but hopefully this […]

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